Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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City gov't revamp set,
BAC members resign

A revamp involving key positions in City Hall will be implemented next week, Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella said yesterday.

Puentevella said department heads will be affected by the revamp based on his evaluation of their performance for six months.

He has already talked to them and asked them for their understanding, he said.moremoremore

‘It's difficult to
reconcile 1898 assets'

Provincial Accountant Merly   Fortu   yesterday said the Commission on Audit 2012 findings released recently, showing that P1.4 billion in property and equipment of the Negros Occidental provincial government have not fully been reconciled and balanced, does not mean that an anomaly has been committed.

She said it has been caused by a new COA policy requiring the province to balance accumulated depreciation of properties from the time the provincial government began to exist in 1898.

It is very difficult to reconcile assets that existed long before we were born, she said.moremoremore

Mayor says he was
not hospitalized


Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella yesterday denied reports that he had been hospitalized recently.

He said he used to play basketball and lawn tennis almost every night, especially last December, but he was advised by his doctor to slow down.

“My doctor advised me to limit my activity to three to four times a week only,” he said, adding that he believes this is what his political opponents want.moremoremore

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